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Neighborhood Spotlight: Clifton

For many of us going on a stroll in the neighborhood has become a daily activity. Whether its walking down the street to the local grocery store or just taking a leisurely tour to get out of the house, the nice Louisville weather has been hard to pass up. That’s why we figured we would take you along with us while we visit one of our favorite Louisville neighborhoods: Clifton!

 

The Clifton neighborhood stretches from N Ewing Ave. to lower Brownsboro and Mellewood Ave just east of Downtown Louisville. 

Restaurants and boutiques have been filling this area for the past few decades, revitalizing parts that were previously dilapidated and attracting local artists. Murals like these can be found all over the neighboorhood. 

J. Gumbo's has been a staple of the neigborhood for over ten years. Support your local restaurants by ordering carryout or delivery!

Residents of Payne St. put out a "sharing basket" for passerbys to collect/replenish if they'd like. This house in particular creates displays like these for Hallowee, Valentine's Day, etc!

Vernon Ave has an amazing mix of architecture. 

Sign at the top of the chicken steps at the end of Vernon Ave. A great message for current times. 

The view from atop the chicken steps really reminds you why this area is called Clifton. Carved from quarries that were active up until the late 1800s, the steep cliffs can sometimes be tough to notice when the spring foliage begins to fill in. Originally wooden and used for local resident's chickens, these narrow steps were renovated in 1972 and have since been a great gateway between lower Brownsboro Rd and Frankfort Ave. 

"Doesn't the train bother you?" Is one of the most frequently asked questions for Clifton residents. Luckily Clifton is a "quiet zone" for train horns, creating a need for signs like these signalling to pedestrians on footpaths to watch for trains. As for the trains themselves being a nuisance? "Ya just get used to it" locals will say. 

Community chalk?

Some more positive messages being displayed at Dharma Meghah Yoga Shala  at the corner of Payne and S. Clifton. 

Normally we don't suggest taking pictures on the train tracks but this was a pedestrian walkway, we swear!

Scott Boehnlein is the Principal Broker for Family Realty - for any and all Real Estate needs give Family Realty a call at 502-458-4100 and visit our website.

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Easter Egg Design Contest! Win $25 Graeter's Gift Card!

Do you and your kids need something to do? We've got just the thing for you! Family Realty is hosting an Easter Egg design contest and the winner gets a $25 gift card to Graeter's Ice Cream! See the contest rules below!

Rules: 

1. Like our Family Realty Facebook and/or Instagram Page.

2. Print off/download an egg!

3. Create your own egg design. Get creative!

4. Share your creation on your social media pages and tag family realty!

The Winner will be announced the Monday after Easter!

Here are some of our creations!

 

 

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We're Representing the Buyers of These 10 Homes!

1. 15003 Bircham Rd. 

2. 5307 High Crest Dr. 

3. 412 Harris Pl.

4. 3404 Cross Pointe Rd. 

5. 12805 Dove Lake Dr. 

6. 1601 Spring Dr. #10

7. 3810 Cressington Pl

8. 631 Merwin Ave

9. 20821 Douglass Blvd. #5

10. 3908 Brookfield Ave. 

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A Look Back At Family's New Build

Pouring concrete new building

On February 19, 2019 our crews began pouring the foundation at our new building in St. Matthews. Located near one of the busiest intersections in the area, people began talking about the new build in the neighborhood...

Owner Scott Bohenlein was out in the cold, directing traffic and providing assistance/ with the crews!

By June we had a (mostly) complete frame. Things were really starting to take shape. Heavy rains in the begginning of summer gave our wooden frame a run for its money, but our crew's ability prevailed!

Our team has been anxiously anticipating the construction of our new office building. Now that it is complete we have been compiling all of the footage/pictures from the building process. Stay tuned for the "Behind the Scenes" video!

The main conference room in the lobby bathes in natural light all day, which is why we decided to close off this space with clear glass panels and sliding glass doors. a

The final product! 

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Family Realty Offering Free Virtual Home Tours!

     Recently businesses have been adapting their structures to accomodate those of us who are working from home. Family Realty is no exception.
    We are launching free virtual home tours for buyers/sellers and we are also offering free video consultations dealing with any of your real estate needs! If you’ve been on the fence about listing your property, going on home tours or have questions about your own standing in the real estate market, we are here to help you.
    Our services will be available via Zoom, Google Duo and FaceTime! If you’d like to set up a time to chat and would like to set up a virtual tour - give us a call at 502-458-4100! 

www.viewlouisvillehomes.com

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Family's New Home at 138 Wiltshire Ave

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After more than two years of scouting locations, working with contractors and working with the city to get everything right, we at Family Realty are happy to announce our official occupancy at 138 Wiltshire Ave!


"It has been a long time coming and we are thrilled to finally be able to fill the desks here", said Scott Boehnlein, principal broker of Family Realty.www.familyrealty.com

The new space offers a refreshingly modern take on the offices that have occupied this St. Matthews block. Utilizing the open floor plan, Family's new location gives its agents a communal place to share ideas as well as giving clients an intimate, but open place for discussing business.


If you or someone you know is looking to purchase/sell your property, give Family Realty a call or feel free to stop by our new office at the corner of Wiltshire Ave. and Willis Ave. in St. Matthews. You can also check us out at www.familyrealty.com!

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Agent Sam Heine Interviews Ben Botkins

As a part of his biweekly interview series Street Talk, Family Realty’s own Sam Heine sits down(or in this case, stands up) with Ben Botkins, owner of Parkside Bike/Bed and Bike/local real estate developer to discuss his new plans to revitalize Bardstown Road in the Highlands.

“I used to sit just straight through there and I would just stare at these buildings.”...”I’d think those are two of the coolest buildings and this whole corridor - why are they just sitting here dying? Like how is this possible?”

“I assumed someone had cool plans for them. And it turns out no one did."

1300-1306 Bardstown is home to a former police headquarters, the Louisville ballet and a Bellsouth switching center. photo by Nick Beckman

“This was number one on our list”

Botkins plan is to create a boutique hospitality experience in the 1300-1306 block of bardstown road - the former Louisville Ballet building, Louisville Police Station and Bellsouth switching center. 

In response to those weary of new developers in the highlands, Botkins says there’s no need for worry. “This is a reactivation of amazing buildings that are worthy of a proper restoration.”

Botkins mentions in the interview a vision of the Bardstown corridor which will eventually stretch from the highlands to NuLu. “I mean...how cool - it just seems destined for that.”

Watch the full interview here.  

 

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Visit Your New Home at 4512 Deepwood Drive

Make 4512 Deepwood Drive your new home!  Call agent Chris Dayton of Family Realty at 502.295.0838 to schedule your viewing appointment today!

This traditional 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features hardwood floors, stunning woodwork, and neutral paint throughout.  

The renovated eat in kitchen showcases gorgeous cabinetry and counter tops with stainless steel appliances.  

Family room features built in bookshelves around the fireplace.  Imagine curling up with a good book in front of this fireplace this fall!  

A formal living room, dining room, and half bath complete the first floor.  

The second floor is home to the spacious master bedroom with en suite bath and walk in closet. 

Three additional bedrooms and a large bath with dual sink vanity round out the second floor.

The basement is a walkout that opens to the patio and fenced in yard.  There is also a large deck.  This is a great backyard for all of your entertaining needs!

For more pictures and details, click HERE.

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Check Out These Two Open Houses on Sunday!

Need something to do this weekend?  Check out not one but TWO Family Realty Open Houses!  Both homes open Sunday, August 18 from 2-4PM.

Visit broker Scott Boehnlein at 1400 Northwind Rd - a spectacular 4 bed, 3.5 bath, open floor plan home located in the subdivision of Indian Hills. 

Kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast nook. 

Main level has 2 bedrooms, large full bath, half bath, and laundry.  Master suite is located on 2nd floor, featuring his and her walk in closets, large bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower. 

Lower level is a walkout that inclues a great room with fireplace.  Lower level opens to the back patio, where you will find a park like setting with plenty of privacy and wildlife.    

6301 Crest Creek will be held open by agent Christopher Boehnlein.  Located in Woodstone Subdivision, this fabulous 5 bed, 4.5 bath is a contemporary style walkout designed by Carroll Lurding.

Features inlcude custom built-ins in almost every room, lots of natural light from the extensive windows, and amazing views from the great room.  

The amazing kitchen includes extensive cabinetry, large island & upgraded appliances.

First floor master suite is spectacular with vaulted ceiling, sitting room, upgraded full bath & massive custom organized walk-in closet.   Second floor includes a bedroom suite, 2 additional bedrooms & full bath & an open loft area.

Walkout basement is partially finished with open great room/rec area with wet bar, an additional bedroom, full bath and tons of storage area. . Backyard is very private and is fully fenced with a multi-level deck overlooking a heavily wooded area with nature trails to be explored.

Click on the addresses above to see more pictures and details for each home, or click here to search the addresses on the Family Realty website.  Don't miss your opportunity to see these two fantastic homes this weekend!

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Price Improvement! 4105 Brownsboro Rd - $675,000 - Open Sunday!

Just when you thought perfection couldn't get any better....the price on 4105 Brownsboro Rd has been improved to $675,000!  This price is a steal for 5900+ sq ft of fabulous living space.  Listed by Chris Dayton of Family Realty, this beautiful home will be open on Sunday, August 4 from 1-5pm.  

4105 Brownsboro Rd is located in the sought after Louisville zip code of 40207.  This prime location is just minutes to both the heart of St. Matthews and Holiday Manor. This one of a kind, 5 bed/4 full and 2 half bath real estate Louisville home embodies tradition, but features modern updates.  

Take a look at this stunning arial view of the home:

As you can see, there is an abundance of outdoor living space to satisfy all of your entertaining needs.  Lush landscaping and gardens are plentiful, as are multiple outdoor seating areas. 

The finished walkout basement adds a huge amount of additional living space, perfect for teenagers or even a mother in law suite.  The basement is equipped with a full kitchen, great room, half bath, laundry room, and 2 rooms both currently being used as bedrooms (one with attached full bath).

Upon entrance to first floor you will notice the beautiful bamboo flooring throughout most of the main level's floor plan. There is a formal living room, formal dining room with fireplace, large family room, laundry, half bath, and eat in kitchen with an abundance of cabinetry, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. 

The spacious first floor master has terrace access along with an en suite bath with dual vanity, gorgeous shower, and walk in closet. Two secondary bedrooms and a full bath complete the main floor. Upstairs there are another two generously sized bedrooms (one with walk in closet) and a full bath.

In fact, don't wait until Sunday to see this beautiful home!  Call Chris Dayton of Family Realty at 502.295.0838 to schedule a private showing today.  You won't regret the decision to see this home!

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4105 Brownsboro Rd - Agent/Client Open House - Wednesday, July 24

Family Realty agent Chris Dayton is hosting an Agent+Client Open House on Wednesday, July 24 from 3-5pm at 4105 Brownsboro Road.  Don't miss this special opportunity to view a one of a kind home that embodies tradition with modern updates! 

This fabulous home features 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, and over 5900 sqft of amazing living space.  The home has bamboo flooring on the main floor, a gourmet kitchen, formal living and dining areas, and a first floor master with terrace access.  

The finished walkout includes living space, 2 rooms currently being utilized as bedrooms, bathroom, plus a full kitchen and laundry.   

Lush landscaping, garden areas, and plenty of deck and patio space fulfill all of your outdoor entertaining needs.  

Click HERE to view more details and pictures of this gorgeous home.  Call Chris Dayton at 502.295.0838 with any questions or to schedule a showing. 

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Fabulous Listing at 4105 Brownsboro Road - Open Sunday - $695,000

Don't miss your opportunity to own this fabulous home!  Located at 4105 Brownsboro Road, this 5 bed, 4 full and 2 half bath, 5900+sq ft stunner is waiting to become yours.  Home will be held open on Sunday, July 14 from 2-4pm by Chris Dayton and Jayne Miller of Family Realty.  

This truly exquisite home embraces tradition with modern features and updates.  The main level features beautiful bamboo flooring throughout most rooms. There is a formal living room, formal dining room with fireplace, large family room, laundry, half bath, and eat in kitchen with an abundance of cabinetry, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar.

The spacious first floor master has terrace access along with an en suite bath with dual vanity, gorgeous shower, and walk in closet. 

Two secondary bedrooms and a full bath complete the main floor. Upstairs, there are two generously sized bedrooms (one with walk in closet) and a full bath.

The walkout finished basement is equipped with a full kitchen, great room, half bath, laundry room, and 2 rooms both currently being used as bedrooms (one with attached full bath).

Situated on a large lot, the exterior features lush landscaping, garden areas, and plenty of deck and patio space for all your outdoor needs.

Contact Chris Dayton of Family Realty to schedule your private showing, or attend the Open House on Sunday, July 14th.  Click HERE to view more pictures and details about this fabulous home!

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5813 Taylorsville Lake Road - over 2 acres - $225,000

5813 Taylorsville Lake Road is a spacious 3 bed/2 full bath ranch situated on 2+ acres.
The huge eat-in kitchen has an abundance of cabinetry and a large pantry, while the living room features a large window that allows in natural light.
Master bedroom has a walk in closet and attached full bath.  There are two additional bedrooms and another full bath.  There is a huge laundry/mudroom with lots of cabinets for storage near the back entrance. 
The 1 car garage has lots of additional room for storage.  There is also a 2 car carport beside the garage.  
Beautiful landscaping and a gazebo round out this great home! Contact Family Realty today to schedule a private showing on this real estate Louisville listing.  Click HERE for more pictures and details for this listing. 
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Check Out Your New Home - 7609 Ashleywood Dr - Open Sunday!

Visit Barrett Goff of Family Realty at your new home on Sunday, June 9 from 2-4pm!  And if you can't wait that long, contact Christopher Boehnlein at 502.930.5760 to schedule your private showing TODAY!

7609 Ashleywood Dr is a custom built, one owner home situated on a cul-de-sac in the real estate Louisville neighborhood of Beech Spring Farm.  This stunning home features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and a 3 car garage, plus a side entry porch, ample patio space, and a covered porch for all of your entertaining needs.  

The kitchen, hearth room, and great room are open to allow for a perfect flow of family and guests throughout.  The great room opens onto a fabulous 20x20ft covered porch with a stone fireplace and built in grill - this porch is as much fun in the summer as it is in the winter!  Off the hearth room is a side entry porch with seating and a vaulted ceiling.   An office and formal dining room, as well as an eat in kitchen and half bath, round out the first floor of this amazing home.

The 2nd floor master bedroom features its own large private balcony, plus his and her walk in closets.  Master bath has stand alone tub, separate shower, and separate vanities so you don't have to share!   One bedroom has its own bath, and two additional bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath.  Laundry room is also on 2nd floor.

The basement features over 1,500 sq ft of full window finished basement with gorgeous wet bar with granite counter tops and built in oven and ice maker. Basement also includes living area with gas fireplace, fitness room, game room and additional large storage rooms.

Click HERE for more pictures and information about this stunning home.  

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Stunning Home at 7609 Ashleywood Dr for SALE!

Come and take a look at this custom built, one owner, 4 bed/4.5 bath home with a 3 car garage located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the gorgeous real estate Louisville neighborhood of Beech Spring Farm.

7609 Ashleywood Dr is THE perfect home for all of your entertaining needs!  The spacious kitchen is open to both the formal dining room and eat in area, plus hearth room and great room.

Off the hearth room is a side entry porch with seating and a vaulted ceiling. 

The great room opens to reveal a fabulous 20x20 ft covered porch with stone fireplace, built in grill, and stereo system.  Who wouldn't want to sit outside here year around, grilling out in the summer and curled up in a fuzzy blanket making smores in the fireplace in chilly weather?  There is also a patio with additional seating.

The 2nd floor master bedroom features its own large private balcony, plus his and her walk in closets.  Master bath has stand alone tub, separate shower, and separate vanities so you don't have to share!   Two additional bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath, and the 4th bedroom has its own bath.  Laundry is also on 2nd floor.

The basement features over 1,500 sq ft of full window finished basement with gorgeous wet bar with granite counter tops and built in oven and ice maker. Basement also includes gas fireplace, fitness room, game room and additional large storage rooms.  Click HERE for more information and pictures about this stunning home.  

Neighborhood is great for walking including hiking trail and large stocked pond for fishing. Don't miss out on this amazing home!  Contact Christopher Boehnlein of Family Realty at 502.930.5760 to schedule your private showing today.  

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Two Open Houses in Beechwood Village This Weekend!

BEECHWOOD VILLAGE OPEN HOUSES 
View not one but TWO real estate Louisville OPEN HOUSES while you're out running around on Sunday, June 2nd from 2-4PM!
301 Bramton Rd is a stunning 3 bed/3 bath ranch with traditional floor plan. First floor master, updated kitchen, and neutral paint throughout make this home a must see.  The screened in porch, along with fenced backyard and patio are perfect for your summer entertaining plans!  Open House hosted by Andrew Beckman of Family Realty.
Just two blocks away is 219 Brunswick Rd, a beautiful 4 bed/2 bath Cape Cod situated on a large lot with a fantastic backyard for entertaining.  The neutral colors and hardwood floors make this beauty move-in ready!  Open House hosted by Anne Burridge of Family Realty.
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Don't Miss Out on this Luxury Condo - $349,900 - Just Reduced!

Motivated Seller has just reduced the price on this fantastic condo in downtown Louisville! 

Located at 324 E. Main Street #427 in the Fleur de Lis building, this real estate Louisville luxury condo is a steal at the reduced price of $349,900! 

This 2 bed/2 bath condo has all the features you could possibly want - an open layout, an abundance of natural light, 10 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and a balcony overlooking  the courtyard garden.

The kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a large island with breakfast bar.  The kitchen is open to both the dining and living rooms.

Master bedroom suite has large walk-in closet & large bathroom with tile flooring, dual sink vanity, whirlpool tub and separate tiled shower.  A secondary bedroom and in unit laundry complete this must see downtown condo.

Building amenities include an elevator, fitness room, entertaining room with pool table and kitchenette, 1 parking space in the secure underground parking garage, additional storage behind parking space and 2 beautifully landscaped courtyards.  There is also a rooftop terrace overlooking Main Street with wonderful views of the waterfront. 

Don't delay!  Contact Christopher Boehnlein at Family Realty to schedule your showing before it's too late!

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Luxurious Downtown Condo in Fleur De Lis

Recently listed in the sought after Fleur De Lis high rise in the heart of downtown, this award winning 5-story development in real estate Louisville is close to the downtown social scene, including Waterfront Park, Nulu, Bats Stadium, Actors Theater, YUM center, museum row, 4th street, KY center for the arts, the walking bridge & lots of dining options.



324 E Main St # 427 is a luxurious 2 bed/2 bath condo that features 10' ceilings, beautiful hardwood flooring, open layout, upgraded kitchen & baths, lots of windows creating an abundance of natural light & a balcony overlooking the courtyard garden with water fountain.

 

Kitchen has granite counter tops, Stainless Steel appliances & large island with breakfast bar & is open to dining & living rooms. Master bedroom suite has large walk-in closet & large bathroom with tile flooring, dual sink vanity, whirlpool tub and separate tiled shower.

A secondary bedroom and in unit laundry complete this must see downtown condo. Amenities include an elevator, fitness room, entertaining room with pool table & kitchenette, rooftop terrace overlooking Main St with fantastic views of Louisville waterfront, 1 parking space in the secure underground parking garage, additional storage behind parking space and 2 beautifully landscaped courtyards.

For more information or to schedule a private showing please contact Christopher Boehnlein of Family Realty today!

 

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903 Bellewood Rd in Anchorage - Join us for an Open House

What better way to end Spring Break then by joining us for an Open House this Sunday April 7 from 2-4PM at the stunning 903 Bellewood Rd in Anchorage. You will be amazed by this luxurious home that was once the Hobbs Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church of Anchorage.

The home has been renovated while keeping many of the grand and historic features from its' original build in 1884. The tall ceilings, exposed wood beams, numerous windows, built ins with fireplace throughout the great room create the perfect space for entertaining your family and friends.

In the large gourmet kitchen there is an abundance of cabinetry, a grand island, top of the line appliances, pantry and it opens nicely to the separate dining area.

The spacious FIRST FLOOR master bedroom has private access to a covered porch, his and her walk in closets, attached bath with beautiful vanities and shower with original stained glass window. Upstairs there are 2 additional bedrooms and full bath.

The covered porches offer outdoor entertainment areas for all seasons. There is a detached 3 car garage with an above area of over 400 sq ft on unfinished space and plumbing available. 

For more information or to schedule a private showing please contact Andrew Beckman of Family Realty.

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12401 Brightfield Drive - $245,000 - New Listing!!

Family Realty agent Andrew Beckman just listed 12401 Brightfield Dr

This 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch home in 40243 features 1,476 sqft of space that is perfect for a family that loves to entertain.  

The large and open kitchen features a good amount of cabinetry, breakfast bar and separate dining area that flows nicely into the family room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace.

The master bedroom is very spacious and complete with a master suite bath. An additional two bedrooms and full bath complete the main floor. 

In the basement there is a living area perfect for additional entertaining or living space, laundry room, storage and access to attached 2 car garage. Outside there is a large completely fenced backyard with deck perfect for summer cookouts with family and friends!

Don't miss out on this real estate Louisville home! Call Andrew Beckman today for a private showing.

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